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The Moon. One of Allaah’s سبحانه و تعالى most beautiful and magnificent creations.

Do you know the significance of the moon?

Aside from the scientific phenomenon associated with it, the moon is how Allaah سبحانه و تعالى ordained the measurement of the passage of time to be. Our entire calendar is based on the cycle of the moon. One full cycle equals one month, and twelve cycles one year.

Most of you must be familiar with the Sunnah of fasting three days every lunar month; the 13th, 14th and the 15th. Do you know what’s so special about those three days and why it was selected?

Those are Al-Ayyam al-Beed, meaning The White Days. They are called Al-Ayyam al-Beed because those are the three days in which the moon is full. And the nights are bright because of the moonlight.

There are many ahadith on the virtue of fasting three days a month, and which makes it clear that one can observe Saum on any three days of the month, and that it is not necessary to fix these days.

However, it is more meritorious to observe Saum on 13th, 14th and 15th of each lunar month because the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم has so ordained it. He himself also used to take special care of these dates and observe Saum on them, as is evident from the forthcoming ahadith.

– Abu Dharr رضي الله عنه reported: The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “If you want to observe Saum on three days in a month, then fast on the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth of the (lunar) month.”

[Imaam an-Nawawi’s Riyad us-Saaliheen – Chapter 230 – Hadith 1262].

– Qatadah bin Milhan رضي الله عنه reported: The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم directed us to observe Saum (fasting) on the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth of the (lunar) month.

[Imaam an-Nawawi’s Riyad us-Saaliheen – Chapter 230 – Hadith 1263].

– Ibn `Abbas رضي الله عنهما reported: It was the practice of the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم to not to omit fast on the `bright days’ whether he was staying at a place or on a journey.

[Imaam an-Nawawi’s Riyad us-Saaliheen – Chapter 230 – Hadith 1264].

Many feel that fasting is only restricted to Ramadan, but that is not so. Fasting in general and voluntary fasting in particular is a great act of worship. It can be [and should be in some cases] performed at any time and at any place except when not recommended.

It is a worship that draws the believer closer to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى and closer to perfection.

So my brothers and sisters, fast an extremely hot day, to avoid an even hotter day .. and prepare yourself for a time when no food or water will be there. For what you send forth now will be what aids you then.

Multiply your reward by reminding your family and friends insha Allaah!

Taken from: Writing on Parchment


Note: For the Hijri Month Shaaban 1438 , the white days will fall on:

      Wednesday: Shaaban 13 = May  10 ☆  2017

Thursday: Shaaban 14 = May 11 ☆ 2017

  Friday: Shaaban 15 = May 12 
☆ 2017


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The Month of Rajab..

قال أبو بكر البلخي:  مثل شهر رجب كالريح ، ومثل شعبان مثل الغيم ، ومثل رمضان مثل المطر ، ومن لم يزرع ويغرس في رجب ، ولم يسق في شعبان فكيف يريد أن يحصد في رمضان 

Abu Bakr al-Balkhi said: “The Month of Rajab is like wind, the Month of Shabaan is like clouds, and the Month of Ramadan is like the rain. Whoever doesn’t plant and sow in Rajab and doesn’t irrigate in Shabaan how are you going to expect plants in Ramadan? “

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 “If you invoke Allāh to let you reach Ramadān, do not forget to invoke Him to bless you in it.”— Imām as-Sa’dī رحمه الله 


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